The retriever isn’t the one that tanks well. That would be the Procurer.
But if you have just started Eve, go with the Venture until you have some skills and ISK. You well lose it at some point, but they are affordable for new players. Also, do ALL the new player Career Agent tutorials. You will get stuff and ships and ISK and skill books. They will actually teach you some stuff. If you get that retriever, just park it until you can fit it. Then enjoy losing it, because that’s Eve.